September 13, 2011
So sayeth the New York Times: "Pawlenty's Decision [to endorse Romney] Seen as Signal in Battle for Party's Soul."
The Supreme Court held in Citizen's United that corporations are people, so I guess I should not be surprised that the paper of record had a headline declaring that the Party has a soul!
A soul? Eric Cantor is opposed to emergency flood relief unless the money comes from other programs. A "soul"? The loudest applause in the NBC version of a "debate" came when Rick Perry bragged about the number of executions in Texas. The question was, "Do you lose sleep over the decision to execute?" (How quaint!) No, he does not. More applause. Ah, the Republican soul. Republican soul. How many thousands of Iraqis killed? How many Afghanis killed? For what? To find our soul? Whoa Nelly!
OK, here is the question. Fox is owned by Murdoch--run by extremest Roger Ailes; staffed with right-wing nuts. One would expect an all-Republican entity like Fox to co-sponsor a Republican debate with the loopy Tea Party. Wow! I was blown away. Would CNN sponsor a debate with the ACLU?
(We are a step away from debates that would exclude the Democrats.)
Wolf Blitzer as moderator? Pahleeze!
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I am unsure about the soul of the Republican Party, but I have some ideas about the souls of many people who are members of the Tea Party.
People who applauded the number of people executed in Texas, people who cried to allow people without health insurance to die, people who claim to be "pro life," surely have souls that are NOT full of grace.
Lucky for them I am not God. I am not merciful enough to understand their religiosity.
-Linda | Wisconsin Rapids,WI | September 13, 2011
Soul? How about hearts and souls filled with hate? Just as some misdirected Islamists use their religion to terrorize, so to do many on the right use theirs to fill our nation with fear, hatred and terror.
For those who believe the right's convenient story about creation, are we really products of a loving God or are we merely rejects from a far off galaxy?
-Franz Fripplfrappl | Madison | September 14, 2011
One of the debate participants will most likely be the GOP nominee. Yikes! Save us! We never expected Russ to be replaced by Johnson nor did we expect total GOP control of all branches of Wisconsin state government. Brace yourselves. The upset in Weiner's NY district may be an omen for the nation.
Could the entire nation go GOP and all branches and aspects of government fall under their control? You bet it could. To think otherwise would be foolhardy, indeed. Are you ready to watch and experience the unraveling of the democracy? Do nothing now and it will surely happen.
-Maria Caliente | Middleton | September 14, 2011